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CPS parents protest, want more options

Parents say what is being offered as the school district switches to blended or virtual learning isn’t a fit for everyone. “We want a remote choice that is not the Cincinnati Digital Academy. We don’t feel it’s an effective choice for our kids,” said Levon Siler, a CPS parent. “Not just sending them back, but being able to get them in a remote-learning situation where they could stay with their school community,” Siler said.

At a Wednesday meeting, CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell said the administration will look at enrollment for students who report to schools during the week of Oct. 5-12 and “reallocate staff to serve as distance learning teachers.”

“Our goal has always been to safely return to in-person learning, and we are excited to welcome students back to our buildings beginning next week,” said Superintendent Laura Mitchell in a statement. “As a district of 36,000 students and buildings of various sizes and capacities, there is no one-size fits-all approach.”